Carol B Gaspar

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Bacon, coffee and wine: my life as a yoga heretic

<i>Facts & Arguments is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at</i> tgam.ca/essayguide<p>I like celebrity gossip, cute jeans and expensive shoes. I eat meat, drink coffee and eat chocolate chips out of the bag, by the handful. I don't love my ass, stomach or …

3 suspects confess in India gang rape; community outraged

Three brothers have confessed to involvement in the gang rape of two teenage girls in India, a police officer told CNN.<p>The men have pleaded guilty to the rape charges but have not admitted to killing the girls, local police spokesman Mukesh Saxena said Sunday.<p>All five known suspects, including two …

Cancer Type May Be Linked With Socioeconomic Status

Cancer can strike anyone, no matter your education or income level. But according to a new study, there may be an association between <i>type</i> of cancer and socioeconomic status.<p>The findings, published in the journal CANCER, show that certain types of cancers seem to be more common among people living …

Lenovo Defies The Odds, Outperforms Overall PC Market And Overtakes Apple

Many experts—and I use that term loosely—have been predicting the death of the PC for quite some time now. While it is true that the overall PC market has been struggling as of late, it is not a market that is going to disappear anytime soon. In fact, with the right strategy and product stack, it …

WHO warns of risk to Syrian refugees as Mers virus cases increase sharply

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will hold urgent talks next week on the often fatal Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) virus, after a sharp increase in infections in Saudi Arabia, and the first reported case in Lebanon.<p>The virus has killed 164 people in the Middle East in the past two …

Noah replaces Jacob as top boy name in U.S.; Sophia scores three-peat

Noah is more than the name of a popular movie. It is the top name for baby boys born in 2013 in the United States, the Social Security Administration announced on Friday.<p>Sophia scored the three-peat for girls' names, being chosen as the top name for the third consecutive year, the agency …

Crowdfunding Site Medifund Relaunches As Non-Profit To Help Med Students In Developing Countries

Medifund, a crowdfunding platform for medical students, has relaunched as a non-profit. The site, which is based in the Philippines but open to students around the world, was first covered by TechCrunch last year.<p>Its mission is to increase the number of doctors in countries with a critical shortage …

The Secret Formula Behind Dozens of Classic Cocktails

Learn the one recipe that makes dozens of famous drinks. For full recipes and more ideas, visit Liquor.com/sour.<p>Follow Liquor.com on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Liquor

Incredibly Elaborate Illustrations by Victo Ngai

New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai creates captivating illustrations with elaborate narratives. Her unique style features swirls of lines and colors that are alive with energy and movement. In much of her work, Ngai uses a signature palette of oranges, reds, greens, and browns to create the …

From Smaug to the Clangers: a brief history of dragons

I doubt if JRR Tolkien would recognise his Smaug in Peter Jackson's new CGI Hobbit spectacular, with its colossal, grandiose dragon voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. Tolkien's beast, at least in the author's original illustrations, was an elegant Rackhamesque creature: a fire-orange, slightly languid …

The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, by Caspar Henderson – review

It was when I realised I had spent half an hour reading about sponges that I realised Caspar Henderson's modern bestiary was more than just a collection of loosely related essays. The Book of Barely Imagined Beings has the elements of a classic miscellany: an A to Z listing of 27 creatures (the …

To Roam Again The Pyrenees: Scientists Plan To Clone Extinct Mountain Goat

The last bucardo died in 2000, killed by a falling tree.<p>Spanish scientists are checking in on a batch of cells, frozen in liquid nitrogen 14 years ago. The cells belonged to the last bucardo, a Pyrenean sub-species of mountain goat that went extinct in 2000, and researchers have received funding to …

How This Tiny Plastic Box Could Help Humans Inhabit Other Planets [Video]

Launching even small experiments into space can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Most of the money goes toward a spaceship or rocket ride to beat Earth's gravity, but another big chunk is the experimental equipment. Just one 10-centimeter cube in which to cram experiments, for example, can set a …

5 of the Craziest Scientific Facts Out There

<b>1.</b> The human body contains enough DNA to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back again. 17 times.<p><b>2.</b> Microbes colonize human bodies, outnumbering human …

Black Distance Runners Hall of Fame Inducts Inaugural Members

Marathon pioneers Ted Corbitt, Marilyn Bevans top honorees.<p>The inaugural Black Distance Runners Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held on Friday in Richmond, Virginia, in conjunction with the Richmond Marathon. The first class of inductees included distance running pioneer Ted Corbitt (seen …

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Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

Extreme synesthesia: Texas teenager says she can 'feel' the machines around her

<i>Wassily Kandinsky's</i> Composition X<i>. Kandinsky is widely believed to have been a synesthete.</i><p>Synesthesia, loosely defined as the phenomenon of a sensation creating an unnatural secondary sensation, is actually quite common; some humans perceive numbers as colors, for instance. But <i>Psychology Today</i> …

The Scientifically Best Times To Drink Coffee During The Day

Why you should treat caffeine the way you treat painkillers or antibiotics<p>When's the optimal time to get your coffee kick? Sometime between 9:30 and 11:30 in the morning should work well, neuroscience doctoral student Steven Miller explains in a supremely helpful blog post.<p>Careful timing of when …

Thousands Feared Dead After Typhoon Haiyan

<b>(This post was last updated at 12:14 p.m. ET.)</b><p>The vicious typhoon that raged through the center of the Philippines appears to have killed hundreds, if not thousands of people, and officials were reportedly struggling Sunday to distribute aid to survivors left homeless and destitute.<p>Deaths in the …

Philippines calls for help as huge rescue operation begins after typhoon Haiyan

Hundreds of thousands of desperate residents left without power or communications as tales of horror emerge<p>A huge rescue operation is under way in the Philippines to help the victims of typhoon Haiyan, which may have killed more than 10,000 people in the city of Tacloban alone.<br>President Benigno …

3 ‘Modern’ Inventions That Existed Millions of Years Ago: Nuclear Reactor, Telescope, Clothes

Evidence exists pointing to prehistoric civilizations as advanced as our modern civilization—or perhaps more advanced.<p>Such evidence could turn our …

The cheerleader effect: how you can look good in a group

A study published last week by scientists at the University of California, San Diego suggests that people look more attractive when seen in the presence of others than when viewed as individuals, a phenomenon known as the "cheerleader effect". But why does it happen? And what can we do with …

Motive, weapon, police response: Key questions remain in LA airport shooting

While many details remain unclear about the shooting rampage that killed a Transportation Security Administration worker Friday at Los Angeles International Airport, here are some of the questions investigators are trying to answer:<p><b>Who is he?</b><br>Authorities identified the gunman as Paul Anthony …

Graceful Photo Shoot Staged Completely Underwater

<i>The Flood</i> is a captivating series by Belgium-based photographer Harry Fayt that features Belgian soul singer Typhene Barrow immersed in an underwater world. Everything from a couch and coffee table to a chandelier and piano is submerged in Fayt's surreal, alternate universe, presenting a beautiful …

An Aerial Kinetic Sculpture with 256 Helium Balloons Embedded with LEDs | Colossal

<p>Cyclique was an aerial light and sound installation created by audiovisual artist Nohista and Collectif Coin for Nuit Blanche 2013 (previously). The …

Artist Creates Flipbook of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Amazing Backheel Goal

Remember Zlatan Ibrahimovic's incredible backheel volley against Bastia? Well, an artist (known by his Youtube handle, etoile1c) has recreated the incredible feat in unusual fashion—with a flipbook.

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